The Ayrshire Road Run was instigated in 1993 as an adjunct to the established annual vintage rally organised by the Ayrshire Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club (AVT&MC). The idea was to promote the rally by running entered commercial vehicles around the major towns in Ayrshire. Over the following years the Road Run attracted more and more vintage vehicles, from small vans and double-decker buses to full-sized articulated lorries.
The event has continued to grow, attracting more than a hundred vehicles each year. Here, organiser Bill Reid celebrates twenty-five years of the run with a superb collection of photographs documenting the various participants from over the years.
Bill Reid is a lifelong lorry enthusiast, having been brought up among working lorries in south-west Scotland. He did not pursue a career in transport, but his working life was never far from lorries. He is the co-organiser of the well known annual Ayrshire Road Run for vintage and classic vehicles.